Book Clubs at Village Square Booksellers

Current Clubs:

Our Monthly Book Clubs meet in the store to discuss a contemporary or topical work of fiction or non-fiction.

  • Morning
    • Next Meeting Thursday March 15th 10am-Noon
    • March Pick: The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
      • Winner of the 2017 New England Book Award for Non-Fiction
      • The story of the 'last true hermit' who lived alone in the woods for over 25 years. This solitude, however, came at a high price for Knight and for the community surrounding him.

 

  • Afternoon/Evening
    • Next Meeting Thursday March 22nd 6-8pm
    • March Pick: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
      • Winner of the 2017 New England Book Award for Fiction
      • Three German war widows take shelter together with their children in a castle during the last years of WWII. This novel offers a fresh perspective of the era and is a great story rich with historical atmosphere.

 

Other Clubs:

  • Classics Quarterly:
    • Every three months join us for discussion of a classic work of literature. The 'classics' can seem intimidating, buried as they are under their reputation or held up to an impossible standard. Pedestals are a dangerous place for anything. Books need to be picked up, argued over and experienced. Find out for yourself what all the fuss is about.
    • April Pick: Moby Dick by Herman Melville
    • Next Meeting April 25th 4-6pm
      • To kick off our celebration of great, mammoth, HUGE works - only the best - we're going after what could be the biggest of them all - Moby Dick (1851). The story is a familiar one to many readers: Captain Ahab is relentless in his hunt for the white whale known as Moby Dick, and forgets all else in his passion for revenge. Melville surrounds his tale with philosophical debates, raises questions of race and sexuality, and of course meticulous descriptions of whaling, the industry and its impact on America.
      • Herman Melville (1819-1891) wrote many of his stories using his own knowledge of working on the sea and briefly enjoyed success as a writer in his lifetime. When he died he was remembered mostly for his later poetry and with his novels long out of print, it wasn't until the 20th century that his writing began to achieve the status it enjoys today.
      • For the club we have chosen the Random House UK edition of the American classic because it is affordable, has a comfortable print size and its beautiful. Included is an extract from the account of the real-life nautical disaster that inspired Melville to write this novel.

 

Remember: All members receive a discount on books that they purchase for their clubs.

Off-site book clubs 10%, In-House book clubs 20% off!

Anyone interested in being part of a new Village Square Booksellers book discussion group? Mother - daughter book club? Non-fiction only? Teen Book Club? Sunday afternoon "book teas"?  One Evening a Month? Daytime Seniors?  Share a Book - each person reads a different book on a theme? Let us know what we can do for you!

Also, anyone interested in participating in reading advanced reader's copies (arcs) of books to review them ahead of release for display on our shelves? Particularly YA, Teen or Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction books?

Contact Pat for details 802-463-9404

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